Friday, July 29, 2016

Australia's Cartoonists Rally to "Save Eaten Fish"

From Cartoonists Rights Network.

Cartoon by Christopher Downes

In 2013 an Iranian cartoonist named Ali arrived in Australia. He was 21 and hoped to live in a country that valued freedom, a country where he’d be safe. The Australian government put him in a detention camp. He’s been in a detention camp ever since.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Richard Thompson 1957-2016

Michael Cavna in Comic Riffs.

The Art of Richard Thompson on Vimeo

Richard Thompson, the “Cul de Sac” cartoonist who is widely considered one of the greatest comic-strip creators and illustrators of his generation, died Wednesday in Northern Virginia, family friends confirm. He was 58.

Thompson, who lived in Arlington, died of complications from Parkinson’s disease, the effects of which he had endured for eight years.

Jack Davis 1924-2016

From Comic Book and News From Me.

One of America's all-time great cartoonists has left us at the age of 91. Jack Davis made his initial fame in EC Comics like Tales from the Crypt and MAD but went on to become one of the most visible (and imitated) creators of advertising, movie posters and record album covers ever. 
His ability to make anything funnier when he drew it and his keen eye for caricatures could be seen darn near everywhere in this country for well more than half a century.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Aislin on 50 years of cartoon commentary

Nikki Wiart in Maclean's.

His career started with one Trudeau, and has carried on to another. Aislin, Montreal’s foremost cartoonist, talks to Maclean’s about half a century of pencils and politics.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Sketching the Republican convention

From Ann Telnaes.

Ann Telnaes joined colleague Matt Bors to do some sketching during the 3rd night of the Republican convention in Cleveland. 

Head over to The Nib to see them all.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

The secret to cartooning Donald Trump

Michael Cavna in The Washington Post.

Steve Breen, The San Diego Union-Tribune

To seek editorial enlightenment, The Post’s Comic Riffs turned to Nate BeelerBerkeley BreathedSteve BreenJack OhmanJen SorensenScott StantisSigne WilkinsonMatt Wuerker and Adam Zyglis nine of the nation’s top political artists.

The question: What aspects are the most intriguing, or challenging, in trying to skewer the The Donald?

Next week, we’ll take on Hillary Clinton.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Turk Satirical Magazine LeMan Banned from Newstands

From Cartoonists Rights Network.

I move the soldiers, Mehmet...
I see you... and raise the stakes by 50%...

The offices of LeMan, one of Turkey’s leading satirical magazines, have been reportedly attacked by supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan after criticism of the magazine appeared in the pro-government newspaper, Yeni Safak.

 The latest issue of LeMan has also been banned from newstands according to numerous sources. The cover of the banned issue suggests that both soldiers and civilians involved in the country’s recent unsuccessful coup were pawns in a larger game.